I really do think this is the last of the embarrassment of riches I received in the mail from people spreading their kindness and warmth. I was just fortunate enough to be in the path of all that generosity.
First up is a bracelet from my friend Beth. She learned Herringbone for one of our A Time to Stitch hops but was unable to participate. She presented this to me at an AHL hockey game. I love it! Her first time trying Herringbone, with 3mm bugles and these awesome amethyst cubes we keep coming across. Love it! Thank You Beth :-D Looking forward to Springtime weaving with you in my Little Bead Haven (we really need a name for the place!)
Jenny Davies-Reazor! She is a super talented clay and ceramic artist (plus other mediums...go see for yourself). The polymer snowflakes have a front and back side. Both are equally beautiful. I am digging the idea of people seeing me from behind. They can focus on the pretty backside of the snowflakes instead of my fat ass. She also sent these lovely ceramic components. I wonder what they will become?!
Thanks SO much Jenny!!!
And last, but certainly not the least in the least~~~~~A surprise from Cynthia of Antiquity Travelers! This link takes you right to her blog post about this piece she sent me. She was inspired by Native American headdresses, the rock I sent her from Michigan, and the St. Petersburg Stitch. Her post tells it all so go take a look, then come back!
I can tell by her photos from her blog, that Cynthia made it to be worn with the leaf bail on the front of the necklace, but I keep putting it on with the bail in the back and just the heart showing. Looks good either way, really. What absolute creativity and beauty and a real statement piece! I was an Anthropology/American Indian Studies Major in college. So the inspiration behind it, coupled with the heart shaped Michigan rock I thought I would never see again, makes it a very treasured necklace.
(full heart showing)
Heart Shaped Rocks are said to bring good luck. Once you start looking for them, they are everywhere!
(leaf bail showing and it is so pretty this way too!)
Cynthia also sent me beads she got when she was in New Zealand and some sea glass that came from Cuba, Scotland, NJ, and Maine. We commented to each other that no matter where the sea glass comes from, it all really looks the same :-)